Some MH17 victims’ bodies returned home

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Ceremonies were held in Amsterdam to mourn the lives of the plane crash victims as the first bodies were returned to the Netherlands. CCTV’s Dan Whitehead reports.

The total number of bodies recovered was 282, according to Ukrainian authorities. Several hours after Dutch investigators demanded it, the first of the bodies were brought by train and plane back to the Netherlands.

The bodies of the 298 victims, most of whom were Dutch, have become a part of the conflict in Ukraine because they could hold evidence of what brought the plane down on July 17 as it was flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.

Bodies of MH17 victims returned home

Bodies of MH17 victims returned home

Ceremonies were held in Amsterdam to mourn the lives of the plane crash victims, whose bodies were returned to the Netherlands. CCTV's Dan Whitehead reports.
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James Halpern, a professor of psychology and counseling in New York, joined CCTV to discuss the grieving process endured by the friends and family of those who died in the crash.

James Halpern on grieving MH17 victims

James Halpern on grieving MH17 victims

James Halpern, a professor of psychology and counseling in New York, joined CCTV to discuss the grieving process endured by the friends and family of those who died in the crash.
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Report compiled with information from The Associated Press.

Visualization by Dan Matthews Data Source: Bureau of Aircraft Accidents Archives